Dr Nthati Rametse joined RMIT University in 2008 as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Nthati completed her PhD in 2006 at Curtin University – School of Economics and Finance, Australia. Her research topic entailed: “Start-up Compliance Costs of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for Small Businesses in Australia”. Using a survey questionnaire, she researched 4,000 small businesses in Western Australia to establish the costs that they incurred in complying with the GST. She also conducted structured face to face interviews with thirteen small business participants to investigate managerial benefits they derived from the use of technology and record keeping for compliance with GST requirements.
Nthati lectured at Central Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Western Australia in more than one area (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Small Business Management) for nine years. She has extensive industry experience and skills in administration, accounting and training. This has enabled her to analyse industry needs that resulted in the formulation of educational policies, in particular, the vocational curriculum. At TAFE, Nthati coordinated the teaching of (and taught) the Small Business Management Course. During this time, Nthati was also invited as a Guest Lecturer by Curtin University, School of Engineering to teach Management Accounting.
Prior to becoming an academic, Nthati worked for both Profit Making Organisations and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). In 1993, Nthati accepted an offer from the Australian Volunteers Abroad to work for NGOs in Botswana. She established the financial and administrative systems of the Botswana Center for Human Rights, as well as Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBS), a German non-governmental organisation based in Botswana, that supported rehabilitation centers, eye clinics and schools for the blind throughout Southern Africa. As a Regional Financial Manager for CBS, Nthati successfully administered projects (more than 100 projects all over Southern Africa) and monitored their performance and allocated funds. In these positions, Nthati was accountable to European and US donor organizations, eg. SIDA, UNDP, USAID, and the Danish Centre for Human Rights, etc. Nthati also worked with a women’s rights organisation in Botswana (Emang Basadi) and was elected as one of its Executive Board Members. It was in this context that Nthati was given an award by this organization for her role and commitment to women rights struggle.
During and her post PhD candidature, Nthati published on taxation and small business issues in reputable academic journals and presented at various conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
- Small and medium sized business tax compliance and compliance costs
- Compliance costs of government regulation
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Women in Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship)
- Tax Policy Research (The Goods & Services Tax/Value Added Tax)
- Currently researching with Dr Afreen Huq: Women Students’ Aspirations in Creating their Businesses in Botswana
- Currently researching the topic: "Start-up Compliance Costs of the Carbon Tax for Australian Enterprises"
- BUSM1313 Finance for Entrepreneurs (Coordinator, Lecturer)
- BUSM4052 Applied Entrepreneurship (Tutor)
- BUSM1323 Regulatory Environment (Coordinator, Lecturer)
- BUSM3299 Entrepreneurial Process (Coordinator – Vietnam)
- BUSM 2307 Entrepreneurial Ventures (Coordinator – Singapore)
- BUSM 3314 Entrepreneurial Strategy & Growth (Coordinator – Singapore)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Curtin)
- Master of Business Administration (Edith Cowan)
- Bachelor of Business (Swinburne)
- Graduate Diploma in Tertiary & Adult Education (Murdoch)
- Certificate in Accounting & Business Studies (Botswana)
- Certificate IV (Assessment & Workplace Training)
Professional Activities/Professional Membership
- Panel discussant and chair – International Business Education Curriculum, 2011 International Conference on Business Innovation and Growth, University of Botswana, 14th July, 2011.
- Participated in a Symposium by Invitation – Contemporary Issues in Law & Policy, Curtin University, 9thJuly, 2011.
- Reviewed manuscripts for the African Journal of Business Management, October, 2010.
- Session chair and discussant for two conference papers – Global Business & Technology Association, Twelfth Annual International Conference, July 5-9, 2010, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
- Chaired a conference session - the 11th International Business Research Conference, Sydney, 2-4 December, 2009.
- Chaired a conference session and reviewed three conference papers for a prize - Australasian Tax Teachers Conference (ATTA), 23-25 January, 2008, University of Tasmania.
- Participated in a Symposium by Invitation – Contemporary Issues in Law & Policy, Curtin University, 29-30 September, 2008.
- Member of Australasian Tax Teachers Association
- Member of Institute of Public Accountants (Australia)
- Member of Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
- Member of Tax Policy Research Unit, Curtin University, School of Economics & Finance
- Weerakoon, C.,McMurray, A.,Rametse, N.,Arenius, P. (2019). Social capital and innovativeness of social enterprises: opportunity-motivation-ability and knowledge creation as mediators In: Knowledge Management Research and Practice, , 1 - 16
- Weerakoon, C.,McMurray, A.,Rametse, N.,Arenius, P. (2019). Knowledge creation theory of entrepreneurial orientation in social enterprises In: Journal of Small Business Management, , 1 - 37
- Rametse, N.,Moremong-Nganunu, T.,Juan Ding, M.,Arenius, P. (2018). Entrepreneurial motivations and capabilities of migrant entrepreneurs in Australia In: International Migration, 56, 217 - 234
- Moremong-Nganunu, T.,Rametse, N.,Al-Muharrami, S.,Sharma, S. (2018). Perceptions Towards Entrepreneurship and Intention to Become Entrepreneurs: The Case of Sultan Qaboos University Female Undergraduate Students In: Entrepreneurship Education and Research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Springer, Cham, Switzerland
- Makara, T.,Rametse, N. (2018). Taxpayer Attitudes, Compliance Benefits Perceptions and Compliance Costs of the Value Added Tax System in Botswana In: Journal of Australasian Tax Teachers Association, 13, 246 - 275
- Santhariah, A.,Tran-Nam, B.,BOCCABELLA, D.,Rametse, N. (2018). The Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax in Malaysia: Potential Issues Perceived by Business Taxpayers In: Journal of Australasian Tax Teachers Association, 13, 351 - 397
- Makara, T.,Rametse, N. (2017). Estimates of the cash flow and managerial benefits of value-added tax compliance in Botswana In: New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, 23, 422 - 463
- Rametse, N.,Moremong-Nganunu, T.,Juan Ding, M. (2016). Migrant Entrepreneurship in the Outer City of Melbourne: Social Networks, Motivations and Entrepreneurial Capabilities In: Annual South Africa Business Research Conference 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 11-12 January 2016
- Weerakoon, C.,McMurray, A.,Rametse, N.,Douglas, H. (2016). The nexus between social entrepreneurship and social innovation In: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (ACERE 2016), Gold Coast, Australia, 2-5 February 2016
- Weerakoon, C.,McMurray, A.,Rametse, N.,Douglas, H. (2016). A preliminary bibliographic analysis of the social innovation literature In: Proceedings of the 3rd Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (SIERC 2016), Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 February 2016
1 PhD Current Supervisions3 PhD Completions
- Business Literacy and Entrepreneurial Skills Training for African Australian Small Businesses in Shepparton. Funded by: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Competitive from (2019 to 2020)
- Empowering African Australian Women through Financial Literacy Development. Funded by: City Of Melbourne - Competitive from (2018 to 2018)
- Empowering African Australian Women through Leadership Development. Funded by: City of Melbourne - Contract from (2016 to 2017)
- Empowering African Australian Women to Develop Values, Vision, Mission, Strategy, Goals and Objectives. Funded by: City Of Melbourne - Competitive from (2016 to 2016)
- Finding Common Ground: Exploring Inter-group Dynamics to Enhance Empowerment for African Australian Women. Funded by: City of Melbourne - Contract from (2016 to 2017)